You will complete six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.
There are three core modules:
Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
This includes: the use of corpus access techniques; interpretation of corpus data; corpus-based theories of language
Research Methods in Corpus Linguistics
This usually includes statistics, use and design of programs, corpus collection and research project design. The module content is flexible to cater for the needs and interests of individual students.
Advances in Corpus Linguistics
This includes a range of topics, again reflecting students’ interests, but it usually includes: corpora in translation; cultural studies; historical studies; language teaching; and language processing.
You will also choose three optional modules that can focus on a chosen area of application, from a range which includes:
Cognitive Linguistics and Language Learning
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Discourse Culture and Communication
English as a Global Language
English for Specific/Academic Purposes
Introduction to Translation
Language and Literature
Language and New Media
Language and Politics
Management of Innovation
Teaching Young Learners
Fees and funding
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2015/16 are as follows:
Home/EU: £6,840 full-time
Overseas: £14,140 full-time
Tuition fees can either be paid in full or by instalments.
Eligibility for Home/EU or Overseas fees can be verified with Admissions. Learn more about fees for international students
Learn more about postgraduate tuition fees and funding
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
University of Birmingham graduates may be entitled to a fee reduction through the College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary scheme.
Learn more about entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
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